The Geekwave Episode 31: Geek-To-Geek

Hey Geekdom,

We got a crazy episode for you this week! We briefly chat about our fun and mind-blowing interview with Cory Doctorow. This was a special episode that we released on Monday. If you haven’t heard it, give Episode 30 a listen. Thank you some much Cory for your time.

I hope you all have been voting in Geek Madness because we announce the winners of the Geek Madness iHome giveaway. Thank you so much to iHome for donating these wonderful giveaways. In fact you can checkout Lee’s review of the iHome iB72 Bluetooth headphones and Ollie’s vlog of the iHome Go+ Arc Bluetooth Speaker. Keep your ears and eyes peeled for more reviews of iHome products.  Give this episode a listen to see if you won!

Then we do a geek-to-geek and talk about what is going on in our geek lives and the geekdom. Lee talks about the Final Fantasy XV Platnum Demo giving it a big thumbs up. We also address the Tracer booty pose or “buttroversy” that has caused some controversy in the upcoming game Overwatch. Finally,  we give our opinions on the new Star War: Rogue One. 

Have a great weekend and Geek Out!

-The Geekwave

 

The Geekwave Episode 30: Cory Doctorow on the Reality of Science Fiction

“Stories can change world politics by describing a path.”

Solar and Ollie had a chance to sit down with Cory Doctorow, science fiction author, activist, journalist, blogger, member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and co-founder the UK Open Rights Group. He’ll be speaking in the Marriott Library Gould Auditorium tomorrow, April 5th, at 6:30pm. Tickets are sold out for the event, but spare seats will be given away at the door once the lecture has started. More details right here.

While his talk tomorrow will be on Privacy and Surveillance, we wanted to talk to him a little bit about storytelling. And we were not disappointed, Doctorow had a wealth of knowledge to share about the way that science fiction describes possible futures, the way it models repeating history, and how even more fantastical stories like zombie thrillers are related to our current social conditions. “Predicting the future is boring, inspiring the future is interesting” he says.

We also delve a little bit into his opinions on gaming, and how much of modern free-to-play gaming has lost the benefits that playing games should be providing. Doctorow describes the Zynga-era of games as the “Empty Calories Version” of video games, “compelling without being satisfying”.

You can follow Cory Doctorow on Twitter, or check out his website craphound.com.

The Geekwave Episode 29: Aloha!

Hey Geekdom,

Hope everyone had jolly old time at FanX! Us here at The Geekwave definitely did. You can check out Lee’s Review of FanX, or go watch a few of our 360 Degree Videos. We’ve got one more coming, but to be perfectly honest, the 360Fly director has been trying to process it for 3 hours and is about 75% done. So maybe we’ll have that up by the end of the day.

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Solar wearing the 360Fly camera at FanXperience

This week we have a rocking interview about the game Maui with Paul and Ben from Kokua Games and the EAE graduate program. They just had their game at GDC and are in the process of having it Greenlit on Steam. So what are you waiting for, go and vote for them! While your at it hit up their Facebook page here.

Ollie tells us a little bit more about his experience at the Game Developers Conference. You can read more about what he learned about Virtual Reality Gaming in last week’s blog.

Solar also shares a big surprise with everybody. We don’t want to spoil it, so you’ll have to listen to the episode.

And finally, we announce the winner of Geek Madness! Listen to the episode to learn who won! (It will also be posted on the official page in a couple of hours.)

Have a geeky weekend, and be sure to cheer on our UofU representatives at Collegiate Colosseum!

 

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 28: Technical Difficulties Live from GDC

Hey geeks!

First off, we’re happy to announce the winners of Geek Madness Round 2! We talk about it more in the podcast, but you can see the current standings here:

Geek Madness Bracket Round 3 Scaled

Round 3 is open as of right now! Click this link to go directly to the voting form. If you want more details about Geek Madness, you can always check out kuteradio.org/geekmadness.

Meanwhile, our very own Ollie is in San Francisco attending the Game Developers Conference! He’s meeting all sorts of cool people (See: photo of him with Tim Schafer above) and trying out all sorts of new tech. He calls in briefly during this episode.

Finally, we want to give out some reminders. Tomorrow night at 7pm, TESPA and The Geekwave are hosting Team Fortress 2 Game Night! It’s an online meetup, so just get on your computer at 7, log into our Discord server, and play some TF2 with us. Also, next week we’ll be at Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanXperience! We’re super excited to go, so be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see our posts from the show floor.

Hope you University students had a good Spring Break, and have a good weekend!

The Geekwave Episode 27: Geek Madness Round 1

Hey Geekdom,

Hope your week is filled with geeky goodness. On this weeks episode of The Geekwave we talk about Geek Madness! Round one is taking place over the next 72 hours so make sure to vote for your champions. Following that Round 2 will take place and then we have our next episode before Round 3! Make sure to vote in all the rounds to get as many entries as you can for our fantastic iHome prizes.

You can find the voting form and all of the details here: kuteradio.org/geekmadness.

You can also fill out the bracket and send to [email protected] to earn some extra entries. Due date is March 14th at Noon!

There’s also a password in today’s episode that will get you extra entries, but it’s only valid for one week!

Also, Logan “Ollie” Erickson will be at GDC next week! Pay attention to all of our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and coverage from the show floor.

Have a fantastic spring break everyone!

 

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 26: Geek Madness!

GEEK MADNESS IS BACK. Listen to the episode to find out the details, and visit the official Geek Madness site at kuteradio.org/geekmadness. We’re giving away all sorts of prizes to people who participate!

We also talk about all of the cool projects we’ve been up to! Thanks to everyone who came to Respawn Ready, it was a blast! We’ll be posting some videos about it soon. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel: UofU Student Media. We’ve got vlogs on there, and our recent interview with the directors of Zootopia!

Also, tomorrow is the Tespa Game Night! Check it out and RSVP on the Facebook page!

Have a great weekend and enjoy March! We’ll be over here playing Fire Emblem in between bouts of hype…

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The Geekwave Episode 25: Skyreach!

Good end of week Geekdom,

I hope your week has been filled with absolute Geekyness and plenty of sleep so you can spend the whole day at Respawn Ready on Saturday the 27th! We have a special episode for you this week. On air with us is Cameron and Erik from Rainbow Goats studio to talk about there game Skyreach.

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They are rocking the Southern Utah vibe!

It is pretty fantastic and if you stop by Saturday you might get a chance to give it a whirl with the team. Hope to see everyone at Respawn Ready! have a great weekend!

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 24: The Mobile Gamer

Hello my fellow geeks,

We hope everyone had a fantastic geeky Valentines day and saw Deadpool! This week Solar gets a new phone so we address the topic of mobile gaming.

Then it is promotion time! Make sure to like The Geekwave Facebook page and the Intous Tablet Post in order to be in the drawing for the tablet! Additionally, Respawn Ready is next weekend so make sure to sign up for tournaments, join the event and invite your friends to the Respawn Ready Facebook Event! This is all for charity so come on down and have some fun!

Have a great weekend!

-Your Friendly College Geeks